Brock DeBoer’s artistic process as a ceramic sculptor utilizes porcelain, historical motifs, and surface treatments to re-contextualize everyday objects, items from his past, and objects of popular culture. Many are highly nostalgic to his generation and beyond touching on many facets of everyday life. DeBoer’s highly crafted casts in porcelain become archival, altering their permanence while questioning the value of these everyday objects. DeBoer draws influence from his midwestern upbringing combined with the ever-changing and vastly diverse landscape of Los Angeles and the rural landscape of Joshua Tree. Using his extensive knowledge of ceramic materials and processes, DeBoer brings his sculptures a new life becoming heirlooms of the 21st century. By using classical motifs of cobalt patterns and true to life finishes DeBoer’s casts become suspended somewhere in the past and disguised in the present. Brock DeBoer born in South Dakota, 1985, currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA.
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